In the coming years, we see coatings continuing to move toward lower VOC, waterborne technology and products that offer faster process times.
An example of a product with faster process times would be Sherwin-Williams’ recently launched Genesis HP Premium Single Stage coating.
This is a finish that offers unmatched drying capabilities, cure times and faster processing - all without baking, so the savings in time and money to a shop will be significant. This means faster process times, with less natural resource consumption, all resulting in further savings as well as a reduced carbon footprint.
Fleet managers in these tough economic times are always being asked to do more with less. But when it comes to their fleet’s finishes, they seem to know its best not to be “penny-wise and pound-foolish.”
In the market study referenced previously, only 7 percent of all fleet managers interviewed said that price was their most important attribute when it came to choosing a paint brand supplier. This is because fleet managers know the importance of balancing cost and quality when selecting their paint finishing and refinishing systems.
After all, the right finish provides right protection for their vehicles, as well as their brand.
Joseph Krebs is the fleet finishes product manager for Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes (www.sherwin-automotive.com), a division of The Sherwin-Williams Company. Founded in 1866, Sherwin-Williams one of the world’s leading companies in the manufacture, distribution and sale of coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers. The Automotive Finishes division manufactures and distributes a complete line of advanced technology paint and coating systems for automotive and fleet refinishing industries.
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Corporation manufactures and distributes a complete line of advanced technology paint and coating systems for automotive and fleet refinishing industries.